copper counter/backsplash


Old 01-19-07, 10:24 AM
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copper counter/backsplash

I am remodelling a kitchen and would like to incorporate copper as part of the countertop or backsplash. Where do I get material from? Have you had any experience with copper?
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Old 01-19-07, 12:17 PM
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For backsplash, copper is available in sheets and in tiles. Copper countertops are also available.

Availability of copper backsplash materials and countertop will depend on where you live. For instance, in my area in Appalachia none of the fabricators do copper.
Old 01-20-07, 12:29 AM
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Find a local restaurant equipment manufacturer - the kind that does all that stainless commercial kitchen stuff. Smallish custom sheet metal work is their bread & butter; you're a homeowner wanting copper, not a sushi bar wanting stainless, but no matter, they'll be able to get the copper if it isn't on hand.

Don't go through the rich folks' custom kitchen people for this; they'll charge you a fortune to get it made up at the same shop you can deal with directly.

If you want copper sheet the cheapest way, and don't mind a bit of rough handling or inaccuracy, buy raw sheet from specialty roofing supply, then send it through a shop that normally bends custom flashings.
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